My parents never made a big show of complimenting my skin the way others had.
The "Us" actor said that colorism is a prejudice that's plaguing communities worldwide.
Director Ava DuVernay tweeted the hashtag and shared stills from some of her projects that capture the "beauty of brown skinned girls."
Fighting for inclusion in Hollywood means considering how casting is often dictated by colorism, in addition to racism.
Hollywood is making strides, but let’s not overlook the folks outside the margins — the ones who look like me.
Even though I’d cultivated an appreciation for my skin color over the years, what he said caused old feelings to resurface.
"And that has to change," the actress added.
This is why “Black Panther” is such a head-turner.
Dear White People writers, THIS AIN’T OKAY.
You don’t have to be fair to be pretty.
Try and tell me colorism isn't real.
Put some respect on my melanin.
Read The Rest over on the blog. In a chance meeting that only TV could create, Trina—the model from the shoot—gets to confront
Let this serve as a reminder that black is beautiful in all shades.
A new survey also found that Hispanic and black respondents have very similar attitudes toward race relations.